South Africa in a Week: Cape Town Escape & Safari

Looking to escape to Africa for just one week? We've got a perfectly balanced itinerary in South Africa for you covered with three nights in the capital city of Cape Town and four nights on safari in Sabi Sands (known by many as the best place in the world for safari). Experience the best of South Africa as you explore Cape Town and Greater Kruger National Park. This unforgettable journey features one of the best game-viewing areas in South Africa along with properties renowned for exceptional service from start to finish.

8 Days/7 Nights

DAY 1-3: Cape Town

Arrive in Cape Town, explore More Quarters Apartments

Welcome to South Africa! Upon arrival in Cape Town, you will be met by an Extraordinary Journeys representative and transferred to More Quarters boutique hotel in a beautiful residential local neighborhood. During your three night stay, there is much to see and do, and shops, attractions and restaurants at your doorstep. Your first afternoon would be a great time to head up to Table Mountain for the views! The next day you can take a Cape Peninsula tour and stop at Cape Point and Chapman’s Peak. Day three you’ll visit Kalk Bay, Simon’s Town, and Boulders Penguin Colony.

DAYS 4-7: Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve

Transfers by plane to Skukuza Airport, then transfer to Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Cape Town Airport for your flight to Skukuza Airport, located in Kruger National Park (flight priced separately). On arrival, you will be met and transferred to Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge for three nights on a Big Five wildlife safari. The lodge is located in the south western sector of the 65,000 hectare Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve. Experience close encounters and prolific sightings, particularly of the elusive leopard. The Sabi and the Sand Rivers run through the reserve, which add further dimension to the bio-diversity of this area.

DAY 8: Fly home

Today, you will be transferred to Skukuza Airport in time for your flight to Johannesburg. Upon arrival, connect on your international flights home. Say goodbye to Africa, for now!


  • Cape Town is a sophisticated city with lots to see and do. The city, which faces north across Table Bay, has thrived from its birth, first as a Dutch settlement in 1652 when Jan van Ribeeck established it as a supply station for ships of the Dutch East India Company, and later, under the British as a port supplying ships with food and fresh water from the perennial mountain streams. Work up an appetite for Cape Town’s world-class restaurants with a tour of Robben Island (where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison), a drive to the Cape of Good Hope, or a ride up Table Mountain in a cable car.
  • More Quarters converted heritage townhouses and Redcliffe House offers you all the spoils of five-star hospitality and the privacy of individual accommodations. With entrances onto a cobbled lane adjoining the main hotel, they create the feel of a secluded quarter in the suburb. But around the corner, the cafés, wine bars, boutiques, and interior design shops of Kloof Street are giving Gardens – one of Cape Town’s oldest and most sophisticated neighborhoods – a fresh buzz. From your home for the holiday, it is for you to decide how much or little to do…
  • Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve shares an unfenced border with Kruger National Park and is named for the Sabi and Sand Rivers which flow through it. The rivers support a tremendous diversity of wildlife and provide a scenic backdrop to some of the best game viewing in Africa. The characteristic species of the Sabi Sands are impala, greater kudu, giraffe, buffalo, lion, and leopard. Sightings of lion prides are the order of the day here. Open-water channels and pools are favored by hippo while buffalo and elephant are drawn to the reeds. The riverine forest is green all year round and is the haunt of leopard, greater bush baby (galago), and bushbuck.
  • Deep in the bushveld overlooking a waterhole and an open plain, lies a lodge that pulses to the rhythm of Africa’s heartbeat. Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge has earned a reputation as a “luxury home in the bush”, service excellence, personalized attention and offers an unrivaled five-star family safari.


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Itinerary Map

Cape Town

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The Silo

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Greater Kruger National Park

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Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge

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